Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner is among nine FIFA officials indicted by the Department of Justice on corruption-related fees.
Nine FIFA officials and five sports marketing executives have been faced with racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud and other defenses by the US Department of Justice, and American officials state that the investigation into corruption at FIFA and its particular member businesses is starting.
The official announcement of this costs was made Wednesday early morning, hours after a dramatic operation by Swiss authorities to arrest several of the FIFA professionals charged in the case while they set to satisfy at FIFA head office in Zurich.
The arrests, that have been made instead peacefully and without incident, occurred at the five-star Baur au Lac hotel.
The defendants are likely to be extradited to the United States in short order.
The DoJ managed to bring fees up against the foreign nationals involved in the instance as a result of aspects of US law that allow for indictments if there was any connection to the United States at all, such as meetings place that is taking American soil or if money taking part in a scheme passed through American monetary organizations.
Switzerland posseses an extradition treaty aided by the United States that ensures they will turn over suspects for most crimes, with the exception of tax-related charges.